William Howard Taft

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Nov 3rd, 2018
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    How Long Ago was 1908? Republican William Howard Taft is elected President of the United States (Nov 3); winning all of the states in the North and losing every single state south of the Mason Dixon line. The electoral map of 1908 looks very similar to the electoral map of today, except that the part...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Oct 27th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? Cubs utility player Solly Hofman turns 26 years old. He is finally celebrating his wedding and honeymoon, something that manager Frank Chance made him put off until the season ended. Hofman followed the boss’ orders without complaint: “I guess Miss Looker’s ju...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Sep 22nd, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? The Cubs are in New York to play the biggest series of the year. If they lose the series against the Giants, they will be all but eliminated from the race, and the Giants will win the pennant. The Cubs win a double header on September 22nd. Mordecai Brown saves […]...
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    Sep 15th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? Republican presidential nominee William H. Taft turns 51 (Sept 15). He is the hand-picked successor of Teddy Roosevelt, having served as his Secretary of War. The Republicans nominated him in June, and the Democrats nominated William Jennings Bryan to oppose him. Taft is from O...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1908
    Jun 16th, 2018
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    How long ago was 1908? The Republican Convention comes to the Coliseum in Chicago, June 16-19. Teddy Roosevelt is one of the most popular Presidents in history, but he has decided not to seek a third term. On the second day of the convention, however, the mere mention of Roosevelt’s name by conventio...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Jun 12th, 2018
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    June 18, 1912 During the 1912 Republican convention in Chicago at the Chicago Coliseum (1513 S. Wabash Ave.), Theodore Roosevelt’s supporters in the gallery tooted horns and rubbed sandpaper together to imitate the sounds of the “Taft steamroller” which was running them over without considering their...